Ricky Ponting is included on the road to the world cup. As this right-hander played 5 world cup and won 3 of them and last 2 were under his captaincy. So cricket Australia doesn’t want to lose the opportunity to utilize his experience.
Ricky Ponting will be in England with team Australia. No, he’s not playing but his responsibility is to act on an assistant coach. On a press briefing, Cricket Australia informed that Ricky Ponting will be as an assistant coach with the team. As bowling coach David Saker resigned from his post and Cricket Australia appointed this living legend by a day.
Ricky Ponting is happy to be in
Ricky Ponting has the experience of serving for assistant coach of the t-20 squad for 2017 and 2018
“I’m really excited to be joining the coaching group for this year’s World Cup. I’ve enjoyed my previous short-term roles with the ODI and T20 teams but World Cups take on a whole different meaning for me. I have enormous confidence in the players available to the selectors and know we will be as tough to beat as any team, in this year’s World Cup,”
Belinda Clark is happy to have Ponting
The interim of High-Performance unit, Belinda Clark is happy to get him for both on world cup and Ashes.
“Ricky will assist Justin across a number of key areas including strategy and game-plan, but he will also work closely with and mentor the batting group as they prepare for the English conditions. This appointment also provides an opportunity for Graeme Hick to focus on preparation for the Ashes. With two major events back to back we believe it is important to focus on a number of staff specifically on one event. The appointment of Ricky is a part of this overall strategy.”
Coach Justin Langer said about the issue,
“Ricky knows what’s required to win World Cups, and I know he will be a valuable mentor to not just the batting group, but the broader squad as we focus our attention on defending our World Cup title. Ricky and I have worked together with the Australian Men’s Team in the past.
He is an extremely driven coach who is fully invested in the player’s development and improving Australian cricket. He has an impressive understanding of the game. Ponting knows what’s required to prepare and perform at the elite level, and we can’t wait for him to get started working with the squad.”
Therefore, Ricky Ponting is included on the road to the world cup. Cricket Australia got a perfect decision to use the experience of 375 ODI and 5 world cup experience of this living legend.